Monday, July 21, 2014

Next Stop: Martinique Magnifique


It's been a busy summer and a huge highlight is traveling to the French Caribbean island of Martinique. Although the island is noted for lush vegetation and dozens of orchid varieties, I'm excited for the chance to delve into Martinique's multi-faceted culture, courtesy of Martinique Tourism Authority. My introduction to Martinique has been through  the exuberant rhythms of zouk music, the poetry of Aime' Cesaire and through my favorite movie, Sugarcane Alley so I'm thrilled to experience it firsthand. I'll be visiting the Aime' Cesaire Museum and the vibrant covered market in the capital city of Fort de France as well as Le Petibonum, the restaurant famous for creole dishes, as well as the cook charmingly dubbed chef hot pants. So please stay tuned for some lively Martinique posts!

Photo of Martinique's Pitons Du Carbet courtesy of Steve Bennett,of Uncommon Caribbean

3 comments:

Andrew said...

I'm a bit behind, and so have missed this post. What a destination that must be. Looking forward to your news on it, Rosalind.

Indrani said...

Beautiful view!

Fly Girl said...

Andrew, I think you commented on FB, thanks!
Indrani, gorgeous views were everywhere in Martinique!